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We have heard a good deal in recent years about the declining importance of the two major
political parties. It is the mass media, we are told, that decide the outcome of elections,
not the power of the parties. But it is worth noting that no independent or third-party candidate
has won any important election in recent years, and in the last nationwide campaign, the two major
parties raised and spent more money than ever before in support of their candidates and platforms.
It seems clear that reports of the imminent demise of the two-party system are premature at best.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) The percentage of voters registered as independents is higher today than ever before.
(B) In a recent presidential campaign, for the first time ever, an independent candidate was invited to appear in a televised debate with the major-party candidates.
(C) Every current member of the U.S. Senate was elected as the candidate of one of the two major parties.
(D) In a recent opinion poll, most voters stated that a candidateâ€™s party affiliation was an insignificant factor in judging his or her fitness for office.
(E) In the last four years, the outcome of several statewide elections has been determined by the strength of the third-party vote.
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23 Sep 2005, 03:44
Seems to be C
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23 Sep 2005, 04:06
C too..Easy to reject everything else...
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23 Sep 2005, 05:07
This should be a C.

That every current member of the U.S. Senate was elected as the candidate of one of the two major parties does strengthen the argument.
This also shows that there''s no decline in importance of the two major
parties.

A is out of scope,
B and D actually weakens the argument a bit.
E out of scope.
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23 Sep 2005, 08:32
I pick C...We are looking for the statement that strengthens the conclusion, "it is premature to say that the two party system will soon disappear."[paraphrase]

I think C does this very well.
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23 Sep 2005, 14:15
C it is.
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24 Sep 2005, 04:20
Clearly C
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26 Sep 2005, 00:02
an_narang wrote:
Seems to be C

I jjst dont understand this questino: In the entire, there is no
reference of "US" -- HOW CAN WE ASSUME THAT WE ARE TALKING
But this sound absurd.
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26 Sep 2005, 03:46
well, I acutally arrived at the answer by elimination rather by selection..

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